Author: Diane Seo

Guide to Honolulu Night + Market

Fashion is the focus of this month’s Honolulu Night + Market, a fitting theme to coincide with Hawaii Fashion Month. Honolulu Magazine and Honolulu Shops fashion editors Stacey Makiya and Brie Thalmann are the featured stylists for Saturday’s fashion show;…

Did this: Eating with the Seasons

On Wednesday evening, Fresh Cafe debuted its new monthly dining event, Eating with the Seasons, which showcases a single ingredient in a multi-course meal. For the inaugural event, which unfolded on elegantly decorated, communal tables on the cafe’s front patio,…

Coming soon: Honolulu Beerworks

Honolulu soon will get its first Portland-style brewpub when Honolulu Beerworks opens on Cooke Street in Kaka‘ako, offering about a dozen homemade brews on tap in a newly renovated, industrial warehouse.Along with a long, communal L-shaped bar plus picnic table…

Who’s coming: Eat the Street Pork

Chefs Alan Wong (Alan Wong’s Restaurant), Hank Adaniya (Hank’s Haute Dogs) and Goran Streng (Tango) will be in the house for Friday’s Eat the Street, a pork fest that also includes 40 food trucks and street food vendors.From 4:30-5:30, Adaniya…

Our Top 5: Fried chicken

My love for fried chicken extends back to childhood, when my ultimate reward was a two-piece fried chicken meal at Pioneer Chicken or even just a crackling leg from Woolworth at Kahala Mall. Years later, even while going through phases…

Buyers eager for The Collection

Dozens of people interested in securing units at The Collection — a new Kaka‘ako housing complex being developed by A&B Properties — lined up Friday in an Ala Moana Boulevard parking lot, a day before the units actually go on…

Guide to Night Market August 2013

There’s no better way to celebrate the final weeks of summer than an evening under the stars with food, fashion, music and art. This month’s Honolulu Night Market spotlights the performing arts, with live performances by Manoa Valley Theater, Diamond…

Coming to Our Kaka‘ako: Keauhou Lane

A multi-faceted residential project, Keauhou Lane, will be developed in Kaka‘ako, adding new rental apartments, lofts, townhomes, a high-rise tower, live-work spaces and retail shops, including a neighborhood grocery store. The project, part of Kamehameha Schools’ extensive Our Kaka‘ako master…

What’s coming: Salt at Our Kaka‘ako

Dramatic changes are coming to Kaka‘ako, as construction gets underway this month on Kamehameha School’s ambitious Salt at Our Kaka‘ako project. To get more details of what’s in the works, we visited INK Architects, a Honolulu firm that’s been tapped…

Who’s coming: Eat the Street Cheese

Oooh, a cheese fest at Eat the Street… we cannot resist. So see you Friday. Same place. Same time.Plus, Street Grindz will be hosting a cheese-carving competition, with entrants carving up cheese into their favorite characters, animals, shape, emoji, whatever.…

Part II: Where real Koreans eat Korean food

I was surprised by the reaction to Part 1 of Where real Koreans eat Korean food, which ran on Nonstop more than two years go. Many people have told me they still use this gallery as a guide to Oahu’s…

Night Market: Fun, fashion & shopping

This Saturday, Honolulu Night Market goes “Xtreme,” with the Red Bull X-Fighters Motocross team pulling off daring stunts right on Auahi Street. There’s also a fashion show styled by Barrio Vintage’s Bradley Rhea, and of course, lots of great shopping…

Our Kaka‘ako section launches on Nonstop

Nonstop Honolulu has launched a new Our Kaka‘ako section, as part of a partnership with Kamehameha Schools. Nonstop has long covered the developments in this rapidly evolving part of town, from Eat the Street to Honolulu Night Market to the…

Truly must-see TV: ‘Family Ingredients’

I expected to be modestly entertained when I went to a screening of the pilot episode of “Family Ingredients,” which airs Thursday, May 23, at 9 p.m. on PBS Hawaii. I assumed it would be yet another food-focused travel show,…

Night Market guide, part 2: Fashion & shopping

If you're into fashion, this is a can't-miss month of Honolulu Night Market, themed I If you’re into fashion, this is a can’t-miss month of Honolulu Night Market, themed I guide to the food and entertainment. Fashion show styled by…

Who’s coming: Eat the Street Bacon

Who’s up for some bacon? That’s right, Eat the Street Bacon is happening once again, with lots of fun dishes made with the food we know we’re not supposed to eat, but absolutely love. More menus will be added as…

Did this: Taste of Marukai

This year’s Taste of Marukai proved to be another delightfully quirky food and sake fest, with hundreds congregating Thursday evening at Marukai Wholesale Mart for the eighth-annual event. As in past years, tables were stationed throughout the store, allowing attendees…

The Collection comes to Kaka’ako

An innovative new residential community, including a high-rise tower, a mid-rise building, town homes and retail shops and restaurants, will be coming to Kaka’ako, as part of an overall master plan to revitalize and redevelop the area.The $200-million project, called…

Who’s coming: Eat the Street Japan

For the third time, Eat the Street will present a Japan-themed food truck fest, with vendors serving everything from cherry blossom-infused popsicles to unagi donburi to waffle cakes with matcha green tea ice cream. See you Friday for another great…

Chef Mavro Spring 2013 Wine Tasting

Every once in awhile as a journalist, you get an opportunity to see how things work behind the scene — an insider view of something in the making. That invite came for me Monday, when I found myself among the…

Thanks, readers for showing the way

It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged from behind the scenes of Nonstop Honolulu, not because of lack of activity, but because there’s been a tornado of changes, ups and downs, periods of great enthusiasm followed by moments of doubt about…

Did this: Punahou Carnival 2013

With a theme of The Great Carnival Round-Up, the Punahou Carnival got underway Friday with all the usual food and fun. After graduating from there just a few (too many) years back, I took a two-decade hiatus from the festivities…

Who’s coming: Eat the Street Pro Bowl

Friday’s Eat the Street is no ordinary night — it’s a special Pro Bowl edition of Honolulu’s favorite street food fest. That’s right, Eat The Street Pro Bowl is an official event for this year’s NFL Pro Bowl Week, so…